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Sr. Embryologist

Company: Reproductive Science Centers of the Bay Area
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Enjoy what you do while contributing to a company that makes a difference in people---s lives. RSC Bay, one of the premier fertility centers in the United States, continually seeks experienced, compassionate, and dynamic team players who are committed to delivering exceptional patient care to join our growing practice. The work we do building families offers stimulation, challenge, and personal reward. If you're an Embryologist looking for a new opportunity to work in a fast-paced, professional environment where your talent contributes to changing people---s lives, then we want to talk to you. This position requires collaborating with physicians and other medical providers by providing expert care and service for fertility treatments. We currently have an opening for a full-time Embryologist to work in our fast paced, high volume, Embryology Lab located at our San Ramon, California lab. This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday, daytime hours. Occasional holiday and weekends required. COVID-19 Vaccination RSC Bay requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. New hires will be required to furnish proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. There may be alternative for an approved exemption based on bona fide medical or religious grounds. How You'll Contribute: We always do whatever it takes, even if it isn---t specifically our ---job.--- In general, the Embryologist is responsible for: Clinical and technical standards Perform the following aspects of Assisted Reproductive technology (ART) procedures including but not necessarily limited to: i. oocyte retrieval ii. sperm preparation for insemination iii. in-vitro fertilization (IVF) iv. fertilization check v. embryo evaluation vi. selection of embryos for transfer and vitrification vii. embryo vitrification viii. embryo thawing ix. embryo transfer x. surgical sperm retrieval and processing xi. cell to tube transfer of embryo biopsy material xii. micromanipulation (1) ICSI (2) Assisted hatching (3) Embryo biopsy Prepare embryo culture dishes and solutions required for ART procedures using sterile tissue culture techniques. Perform embryology and andrology proficiency testing required by CAP-approved agency (ABB, CAP). Assure proper sample collection, delivery and identification, including PGT samples for release. Perform safe handling of specimens by following the safety guidelines for biohazardous, infectious and toxic substances in the IVF laboratory. Document quality assurance activities including description of unusual incidents, problems, and appropriate corrective action. Perform daily/weekly quality control for procedures and equipment used in the IVF Laboratory. Prepare semen specimens for intrauterine inseminations (IUIs). Perform all aspects of reproductive tissue (sperm, oocyte and embryo) cryopreservation/vitrification including sample identification, inventories, checks of serology screening, freezing and thawing procedures. Maintain laboratory records, reports, quality assurance data and assist in preparation of SART, Artworks, and Cryomodule data. Assist in the preparation of data for clinical meetings Operate laboratory equipment including laminar flow hoods, microscopes, centrifuges, analytical balance, pH meter Set up, calibrate and clean laboratory equipment and glassware, and assure routine maintenance and repairs are performed and documented. Perform various office functions including photocopying, answering telephones, scheduling appointments, faxing and filing reports. Laboratory Services/Operations Attend monthly IVF laboratory meetings and periodic staff meetings. Assist in research projects under the IVF Laboratory Director---s supervision. Assist in training and assigning work to junior IVF support staff. Communicate with center personnel, medical staff, patients and outside resources to ensure high quality patient care. Assist laboratory personnel in performing laboratory services in accordance with Federal, State and local laws and guidelines to ensure laboratory maintains accreditation. Assist as required in maintaining laboratory operations in conformity with OSHA and CLIA ---88 regulations. Must meet CLIA ---88 requirements of education and experience for General Supervisor or Technical Supervisor. Must be thoroughly familiar with Laboratory Operations Manual. Must demonstrate skills and aptitude appropriate to the position. Must demonstrate an ability to function effectively without direct supervision and to perform laboratory services in accord with the Laboratory Philosophy and Operating Standards. Must demonstrate a good work ethic and commitment to participate in appropriate programs of continuing education and professional development to maintain up-to-date knowledge in the laboratory specialty. What You'll Bring: Bachelor---s degree in biological science required. 2-3 years minimum experience, 3-5 years preferred. Preferred Certification/License: American Board of Bioanalysis: Embryology and Andrology California CLS license with ASCP certification required only if performing diagnostic semen analysis) Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Knowledge of office procedures and office machines (i.e. computer, fax, copier, etc.). Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to communicate accurately and concisely. Excellent interpersonal skills Demonstrated expertise in continuous quality improvement, customer service, and team building. Ability to travel throughout the San Francisco Bay area. More important than the best skills, however, is the right person. Employees who embrace our mission, vision, and core values are highly successful. What We Offer: Competitive pay bonus Comprehensive training Medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) matching Generous paid time off and holidays Retirement plan Tuition assistance Ability to make an impact in the communities we serve At RSC Bay, we promote and develop individual strengths in order to help staff grow personally and professionally. To learn more about our company and culture, visit here. How To Get Started: To have your resume reviewed by someone on our Talent Acquisition team, click on the ---Apply--- button. Or if you happen to know of someone who might be interested in this position, please feel free to share the job description by clicking on an option under ---Share This Job--- at the top of the screen.

Keywords: Reproductive Science Centers of the Bay Area, San Ramon , Sr. Embryologist, Other , San Ramon, California

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